For the 2nd week in a row Edmonton has set seasonal highs in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium with a crowd of 54,324 fans who watched the Eskimos defeat the previously unbeaten Calgary Stampeders by a score of 29-16. Edmonton opened the scoring with a single that came off a 50-yard punt from P Glenn Harper and followed up on that with a field goal from 44 yards out from K Sean Fleming. Calgary didn’t get on the board until late in the 2nd quarter when WR Derrick Crawford hauled in a 16-yard pass from QB Doug Flutie and less than 2 minutes later, K Mark McLoughlin booted a 28-yard field goal through the uprights to make the score 10-4 at the half. The third quarter however was all Edmonton as they struck for 11 of their 18 unanswered points and Calgary seemed to fall apart. Fleming hit for another field goal, this time from 32 yards out while RB Michael Soles rumbled in from 14 yards out at just past the halfway point of the 3rd. Harper then kicked another single, this time from 60 yards while RB Lucius Floyd grabbed an 11-yard TD pass from QB Damon Allen to complete the string of continuous points. Calgary just never seemed to be in the game in the second half and this is perhaps most evident by the fact that Flutie went 16-of-34 with 3 interceptions, for only 124 yards and 1 TD pass, only the second time this season in which he has not passed for over 200 yards. The Stamps got their only points of the 2nd half when RB Andy McVey carried the ball in from 6 yards out to make the score 22-17 but that was all the scoring of the evening for Calgary and Edmonton finished them off when Floyd grabbed his 2nd TD pass of the half, this time from 13 yards away to make the final 29-16 in favour of the Eskimos.
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